Monitoring & Evaluation
As a results oriented cooperation mechanism, our focus is on delivering results that positively impact citizens and institutions. This goes hand in hand with our emphasis on mutual accountability of and towards all partners and is backed by a rigorous monitoring and evaluation system which helps us to learn and improve decision making.
Monitoring and evaluation identifies trends, measures changes and captures knowledge to improve programmmes’ performance and increase transparency. We give priority to management for development results and engage in a continuous monitoring and evaluation process that can provide feedback to programme interventions and contribute to knowledge creation and management. The aim is to assess effects and progress in terms of advances towards the generation of public policies and improvements in people’s livelihood focusing on programme outcomes and not just activities.
All joint programmes are responsible for designing their own M&E framework, including quantitative and qualitative baseline indicators, and ensuring a final evaluation of the joint programme is undertaken.
In addition, the MDG-F Secretariat has established an M&E strategy that will identify some key indicators that allow us to obtain a comprehensive overview of the MDG-F. The main elements of this strategy consist of:
- Joint programme biannual monitoring reports that provide information against a set of indicators relevant to specific programme areas, collaborative “ONE UN” efforts and on development effectiveness as seen in the Paris Declaration.
- Mid-term (formative) evaluations of all 130 joint programmes which aim to improve programmes during their implementation period.
- Final evaluations upon completion of each of the (130) JP, which assesses the final performance of the Programme.
- 10 country evaluations consisting of an in-depth and detailed evaluation exercise, using a participatory case study methodology focusing on MDGs advances, One UN efforts and the implementation of the Paris Declaration Principles at country level.
- 8 Meta-evaluations, 1 for each thematic area
- An evaluation of the MDG-F as a cooperation for development instrument.